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1st Annual CIF-SS "Small Schools" All-Star
Game Set For Tonight--(June 8, 2001)

We wish this game had been set for another night. . . . any other night besides the Lakers v. 76'ers NBA Final Game 2. . ..but it isn't.    The First Annual "Small Schools" All-Star game will be held at Taft HS, tonight, starting at 7:30 p.m. with a game between two teams of players from the San Gabriel Valley and the San Bernardino-Riverside region (why, you ask is it being played in the SFV, and to that we can only say, "why not?"), followed up by an all San Fernando Valley competition.  All of the players are graduating seniors from Division IV and V schools from all over the Southern Section.

If you're a fan of some of those smaller schools, then you'll recognize many names, some of whom were All-CIF selections this past season.  The games are sponsored by Bassco Sporting Goods (a regular supplier of uniforms to teams throughout the region), a company called "A Life Management" (which looks like some sort of "we'll do everything for you" service), and Valley Baseball Cards.  In addition to the all-star game, there will be a half court shot contest, a 3-point shootout, and some other goodies.

There have been some roster changes, mostly deletions (e.g., Keilon Fortune) and a few other players can't be there because it's also the night of their senior proms, but there will evidently still be plenty of playing time for those guys who do show. Here are the rosters, at least insofar as they've been provided to us previously.  

San Fernando Valley West All Star Team San Fernando Valley East Team
Andrew Moore   Crespi
Kingsley Anyanwu   Crespi
Charlie Shiebler   Crespi
Amrit Nat   GH Hillcrest Chr
Eric Hodgkins   GH Hillcrest Chr
Jason Adams   Oak Park
Chris Saunders   St. Bonaventure
Albert Soria   Santa Clara
Brian Sanders   LA Baptist
James Williams   Stoneridge Prep
Benny Townsend   Malibu
Sidney Melvin   Desert
Jamal Flanagan   AV Christian
Tommy Pickens   Desert Chr. Lancaster
Casey Markovic   Bell Jeff
Eric Kaufman   Montclair Prep
Tony McFadden   Montclair Prep
Nick Mark   Oakwood
John Stark   LA Lutheran
Brian Strand   Flintridge Prep
Derek Jones   Providence
Joshua Kendrick   GH Hillcrest Chr.
Dick Dornan   Crespi
Tyrone Fuller   Montclair Prep
Eli Essa   Bell Jeff
West (San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena) East (Riverside/Inland Empire)
Marshall Duncan   Pasadena Poly
James Black   Calvary Chapel Downey
Anthony Robinson   Calvary Chapel Downey
Matt Kelley   La Salle
Fausto Gonzales   St Paul
Brad Meister   Western Christian
Shawn Lokar   Western Christian
Markus Cotton   Boys Republic
Matt Ovingier   Valley Christian Cerritos
Alton Preston   Duarte
Billy Dixon   Pioneer Baptist
Adam Dohner   Arrowhead Christian
Nick Goltry   Arrowhead Christian
Joshua Johnson   Desert Christian BD
Andrew Brattrud   Desert Christian BD
Matt Hoekstra   Ontario Christian
Bobby Gibson   Ontario Christian
Reuben Mitchell   Beaumont
Mike Martin   Bloomington Christian
Kevin Carpenter   Woodcrest Christian

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